J.A. Henckels International Forged Synergy 13-Piece Knife Block Set
We had received this set as a wedding gift. It rusted the first time we had washed them. We talked with another newlywed who received this brand (different set) as wedding gift and had experienced the same problem.
November 10, 2014
I've had a set of these knives since 2007 and love them. They are forged, which means they have good balance in the hand requiring less pressure when cutting. They are stainless steel, which is rust resistant but not 100%. I use Barkeepers Friend if a spot of rust appears. They best thing to do is wash them by hand and dry them immediately. Stainless steel is also so softer than high carbon steel, so it requires periodic sharpening.
Given the much higher price of professional knives and the poor quality of cheaper of stamped construction knives, these are an excellent value. I expect to be able to use these knives for decades.
See the product guide for information about what to look for in knife construction.
May 2, 2014
I have had this set for 4 years. Unlike the other people I have never put them in a dishwasher so they have not rusted. If you actually clean the knives by hand after every use they will stay perfect as suggested by the manufacturer. This set has been the best knife set I have every owned.
they do require sharpening every now and then but what knife does not after continuous use. You also have to sharpen them by hand instead of using and electric sharpener. I strongly recommend this set.
November 23, 2012
Very Poor Quality
I added this to my bridal registry not knowing any better. The set looks nice and I figured for the price you get what you pay for, and this set is priced a little higher than others. After a first wash these started to get rust stains all over the knives! The nice looking set now looks terrible. And they don't cut well at all! I'm back to my old dull knives that actually work better. Very disappointed.
September 27, 2012
I purchased these knives about 3 years ago, the handles are very sturdy, however; the knives have rust stains. I do place them in the dishwasher, maybe their not dishwasher safe? I should contact the manufacturer.
August 14, 2012
dont buy this
this set only last me less than a year... dont waste your money..
April 18, 2012